The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of Kayleigh Beard-Blackband.
Kayleigh provides a short biographical description of her life. She is then interviewed by Jerome.
Kayleigh achieved so much while under intense domestic and academic pressure. This gives her hope that she will be able to recover from recurrent depression.
Single case studies are of course only one person’s story. However, they can offer key personal insights and provide encouragement to others.
Kayleigh’s comments “It is easy to fall off the radar in mental health services”, suggest services need to ensure that all referrals are followed up.
Services need to offer individuals the help that they want. Many will have a preference for individual over group treatments. People should be offered a choice.
Kayleigh’s story is a remarkable account of survival and growth against all the odds.
Beard-Blackband, K. and Carson, J. (2016), "Kayleigh Beard-Blackband in conversation with Jerome Carson", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 208-211. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-07-2016-0019Download as .RIS
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